Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever

April22

The secret to the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever is the coffee and chocolate combo that adds a delicious depth of flavor. Mama's High Strung

When I was a kid, I wouldn’t eat coffee cake because I thought it was made from coffee… (what kid likes coffee?)

Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?The secret to the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever is the coffee and chocolate combo that adds a delicious depth of flavor. Mama's High Strung

Well, after 17 years as a journalist, five kids and too many late nights, you’ve got to believe I love coffee. And to drive home the point, here’s a recipe for coffee cake actually MADE with coffee.

And it is amazing.

The coffee and chocolate combo offers a delicious depth of flavor. I also used sour cream in this recipe, which makes for a rich, dense cake, perfect for holding the pecan and brown sugar swirl in the middle.

Even better… this is a totally gluten free recipe, made with Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I also tested it using All-Purpose flour, so you’ll get the same perfect results with either type of flour.

Hamilton Beach® FlexBrew® 2-Way CoffemakerOne other thing… this recipe calls for a ½ cup of brewed coffee, so I used the Single-Serve side of my Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffeemaker. When I was ready to serve the cake, I brewed a large pot of coffee on the Carafe Side. My pals at Hamilton Beach sent me the FlexBrew® Coffeemaker to try out… it’s great being able to make a big old pot of coffee OR a just a cup!

So here’s my recipe for the Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever… made with coffee. Funny how things sometimes come full circle.


 

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31 thoughts on “Best Gluten Free Coffee Cake Ever

  1. Delgado

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  2. Bailey Dexter

    Thanks for the recipe! Our family has to be gluten free & I bake almost every day, from scratch. I love the Bob’s Red Mill brand. A company that never fails for the taste as well as the texture. Trying this one in the morning!

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    1. Christina Post author

      Let me know what you think, Bailey. I made this for a friend who said she didn’t like the chocolate chips… but for me, I’ll take chocolate in anything!

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    1. Christina Post author

      Theresa you are so sweet… like the coffeecake! Ha! Actually, I’m not a fan over cloyingly sweet coffeecakes and this one is definitely not like that! I think it’s the coffee that give it a nice balance.

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    1. Christina Post author

      Oh my goodness, it is really tasty. I had to give half of it away because I just kept cutting a tiny little slice… then another one… then another one…

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  3. Candace

    This looks amazing, Christina! I’m really wanting to try more gluten free options. I feel so much better when I eat that way. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks, Candace. I can’t tell you how much better I feel eating gluten-free. I’m not 100%, but a cutting out a little goes a loooong way!

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    1. Christina Post author

      I was totally surprised at how good the gluten-free flour tasted and how easy it was to work with! I was just as happy that it tasted the same with regular flour. Thanks for the pin!

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Hi…
I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.